Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, our operating hours remain unchanged.

You are still able to access services and information from the website 24/7 and via email and phone during operating hours.

For information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19), and to volunteer to help in your community, please see our Coronavirus information page.

For information on our services, including waste collections, please see our Service update and information page

For information on businesses and business rates, please see our Business advice page


Dead animals killed on the highway

If you wish to report a dead animal, such as a dog, cat, fox or badger, please contact the Council who will arrange for the animal to be removed.

If it is necessary for the animal to be collected out of normal working hours, for example at the weekend, please telephone Essex County Council’s out of hours service on 0845 603 7622.

For larger animals killed on the highway, such as horses and livestock, where the owner is not known, please contact Essex County Council on 0345 743 0430.